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Friends of Morland committee meeting minutes - 7th May 2024


Present ; Claire, Louise, Tracy, Sarah, Helena, Kym

Apologies: Emma, Demi


Finances - £2552.99 in the bank. £135 has been used for Summer Fayre expenses. £75 has been deposited from Summer Fayre Stall holders.

A “deal” is currently available on some recycled benches. Are we okay to spend £1000 on buying some? All present thought it was but it would be put to a full group vote on WhatsApp.

Lou had found 3 options for badge making machines. Again this would be put to a vote on WhatsApp.


Summer Fayre planning

Confirmed so far…

Kuk Soon Wan ( martial arts)

Fire engine (Ipswich Transport Museum)


Craft stalls

Book stall

Goal scoring - Darren  Ablett

Nerf Gun shooting & Hook a Duck - Helena

Human Fruit Machine - Sarah suggested staff ran this


We NEED more activities/ displays. Please ask whoever you can. Any positive responses please share on WhatsApp group


Non-uniform day Friday 21st June for Tombola (etc) prizes


Rainbow Raffle will be drawn on Monday 20th May in assembly.


Well done everyone for your efforts and continued support.

Friends of Morland Committee meeting minutes - 22nd April 2024


  1. Present - Michelle, Tracy, Louise, Jan, Demi, Claire, Sarah, Kym, Mr Crane

Apologies - Flora, Emma, April


  1. Treasurer’s report - £2597.99 is our current balance of funds. Lou proposed that we hold £1,000 rather than £2,000 as a balance of funds available. This was agreed. So £1,000 will be held in the current account with the remainder being in our savings account. The Easter disco profit was £481.16


  1. Events - 

Rainbow Raffle - to be advertised in this week’s newsletter, asking for donation via a non-uniform day on 3rd May. Raffle tickets to be sold soon after.

Uniform sales

Frozen Fridays - keep and eye on improving weather before we start these again.

National Donut Day - 7th June

Summer Fayre - 29th June


  1. Playground Plans - The Rainbow Raffle is to focus on a short term project of building a “Reading Den” This would include a shed style building with additional seating, cushions and possibly outdoor mats. Claire has sources recycled benches - 90cm long for £120 + VAT or 150 cm long for £150+ VAT

Sarah agreed to creative a mood board to share our thoughts with the parents/children/staff. There was a lot of discussion about extending this to create a shade covered seating area with flower planters.


  1. Summer Fayre - It was agreed to have a first prize of £100, second prize of £50 (both cash rather than a voucher)

Several stalls are already confirmed - Pokemon, Art/bird boxes, Jewellery, Toys, Sewn item eg make up bags,.

Confirmed to attend the fayre - Gainsborough Choir, Steam Train, BBQ, Ipswich Transport Museum(fire engine), Let’s Talk Reading

To be confirmed - Kuk Soon Wan (martial arts)

Car Boot pitches for £6

Bouncy Castle company has already been contacted.

Refreshment stall to include cakes

Our FoM stalls - Sand art, Goal Shooting (Mr Ablett), Coconut Shy, Plant Stall (gardening club), Bottles in a Bag, Tombola, Raffle, Hook-a-duck, Tin Can Alley, Human Fruit Machine

Bunting is being made!


Date of Next meeting - Tuesday 7th May - Focus on Summer Fayre